Well let's hope they are going to up the power on the ram.
What Dodge should do, is partner up with Hennessey, and make a limited-production (but production nonetheless) Ram SRT-10 Hennessey edition (since a 2006 Viper Hennessey nets 1000HP and 1100lb*ft). That would run circles around that GM creation.
But, since I have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than seeing them partner up, we'll just wait for the new Viper motor to come out, so GM can play catch-up for 2.5 years again, and than offer the vehicle half the world away. Stupid GM.
For one, the SRT-10 Ram just barely qualifies as a production truck as it is. Making a ridiculously priced limited edition model would cost way too much and honestly....they wouldnt sell all that well. Some people would buy them.....but Hennessey has been getting a lot of bad talk generated about him for a couple of years.......I wouldnt take one if you gave it to me.
i think that unless that gm truckcar thing can out pull the srt-10, it is a price of crap.
It is as much a truck as it is a car. It's got a towing capacity of about 3600lbs and can haul in its bed about 1400lbs...
The SRT-10 Reg Cab, which would be the correct comparison here....Dodge.com states its NOT RECOMMENDED to tow anything with the truck. They also can only handle about 1200lbs of payload in the bed. Wow, what a surprise. That's pretty sad really.
This Holden Ute is more on the size/level of the Dakota then the Ram, but its a solid vehicle and has been being produced for quite a long time.
Also, the cost of one of these Ute's in American money would be about $32k....for the SS Ute....which is about 10k less then the SRT-10 Ram. The Ram's cooler....but the SS gets the job done for what people want it for.
It's a car in a truck's clothing, don't be so upset... They can't make a real truck faster than the SRT-10... lol
I'm gonna beat a dead horse with this comment. The F150 Lightning was not much slower then the SRT-10 with an engine almost half the size of the Viper motor. Granted, it was S/C'd.....but it was capable of alot more which the Ford GT showed. All Ford would need to do is make the changes on a Lightning's motor like they did for the GT....and now you have 500hp in a vehicle that's about 500lbs lighter then the SRT-10. For the record, the motor they used in the Ford GT car, was the same motor from the F150, just modified and S/C'd.